The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Technology Officer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Rank 585 588 545
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Technology Officer 9 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.022% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.024% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
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£880 £950 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £838 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,180 £1,075 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Chief Technology Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chief Technology Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Technology Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 9 £880 -7.36% 6
London +7 8 £880 -7.36% 4
City of London +21 5 £626 -35.76% 2
Berkshire -5 1 - -
South East -7 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -

Chief Technology Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title.

1 14 (31.11%) Java
1 14 (31.11%) OO
2 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (24.44%) Digital Forensics
3 11 (24.44%) Network Architecture
3 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Python
3 11 (24.44%) PHP
4 10 (22.22%) VB
4 10 (22.22%) Perl
4 10 (22.22%) C
4 10 (22.22%) C++
4 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 10 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.00%) GDB
5 9 (20.00%) VC++
6 7 (15.56%) Law
6 7 (15.56%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (15.56%) Big Data
7 6 (13.33%) User Experience
7 6 (13.33%) Finance
7 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.11%) RUP
8 5 (11.11%) Citrix
8 5 (11.11%) CISSP

Chief Technology Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) GDB
General
1 7 (15.56%) Law
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) User Experience
2 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.22%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) OO
2 11 (24.44%) Digital Forensics
2 11 (24.44%) Network Architecture
3 7 (15.56%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.11%) RUP
5 5 (11.11%) CMMI
5 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Scrum
5 5 (11.11%) Data Management
5 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 5 (11.11%) Cyber Security
6 4 (8.89%) Analytics
6 4 (8.89%) Process Management
6 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) Python
2 11 (24.44%) PHP
3 10 (22.22%) VB
3 10 (22.22%) Perl
3 10 (22.22%) C
3 10 (22.22%) C++
3 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 10 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 9 (20.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) CISSP
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) VMware